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Should I remove Crawler Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,128
United States Rank #9,066
Reach 0.0267%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.96 days
588.76 days >
Average installed length: 309.35 days

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Crawler Toolbar

What is Crawler Toolbar?  (from Crawler)

Enhance your Internet experience and your computer's desktop environment with the easy-to-use, feature-packed, free Crawler Toolbar. Stay informed with news feeds from your favorite sources such as CNN or Yahoo. Get up-to-the-minute weather updates for forecasts, storms and traffic news. Crawler gives you a whopping ...  Read more


Crawler Toolbar is a program developed by Crawler. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is ctoolbar.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 9.34 MB (9,790,369 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 61% of users of Crawler Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Crawler Toolbar.
ctbr.dll (e37b0cd7b62e28c1e8d770d8c99c9e6f) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
SafeCentral W32/Podnuha.B.gen!Eldorado
F-Prot v6. W32/Podnuha.B.gen
K7 AntiVirus 13.63.2628 Riskware
Crawler Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.crawler.com
Help link: www.crawler.com/faqs.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\crawler
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Crawler\CToolbar.exe uninst
Estimated size: 9.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Crawler Toolbar

Program executable:ctoolbar.exe
Name:Crawler Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\crawler\ctoolbar.exe
Additional files:
  • ctbcomm.dll - Crawler Toolbar (Crawler Toolbar Common Extension)
  • ctbr.dll - Crawler Toolbar Browser Object
  • CTipsDef.dll - Crawler Tips for CT5

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ctbr.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object with the class of {1CB20BF0-BBAE-40A7-93F4-6435FF3D0411}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • ctbr.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '&Crawler Toolbar' with the class of {4B3803EA-5230-4DC3-A7FC-33638F3D3542}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • ctbr.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named '&Crawler Toolbar Helper' with a class of {1CB20BF0-BBAE-40A7-93F4-6435FF3D0411} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • ctbr.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named '&Crawler Toolbar' with a class of {4B3803EA-5230-4DC3-A7FC-33638F3D3542}.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:25.26 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.3347312526%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.24067852%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.09405273%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Crawler Toolbar?

You can uninstall Crawler Toolbar from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Crawler Toolbar, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Crawler Toolbar.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Crawler Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win XP 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.08%
Windows Vista 21.10%
Windows 10 10.46%
Windows XP 8.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 18.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.05%
Windows 7 Professional 4.41%
Windows 10 Home 3.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.62%
  Germany 7.93%
  United Kingdom 3.82%
  Iran 2.12%
  India 1.70%
  Canada 1.42%
  Australia 1.27%
  Czech Republic 1.27%
  DZ 1.13%
  Italy 1.13%
  Brazil 0.99%
  France 0.85%
  Mexico 0.85%
  Russia 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.78%
Dell 22.70%
Acer 16.09%
ASUS 6.90%
Toshiba 5.46%
Lenovo 1.44%
American Megatrends 1.15%
Intel 1.15%
Medion 0.86%
Samsung 0.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.95%
HP Pavilion dv7 NoteBook ... 4.46%
Dell Inspiron 530s 3.47%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.97%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.48%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 2.48%

About Crawler

Run by Xacti Group Companies Crawler provides toolbar type programs for various Web browsers.
Publisher URL: www.crawler.com


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